Goodbye, Mr. Wonderful

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Alcohol thought Chris McCully was Mr. Wonderful. When Chris was drinking, he sometimes thought so too -- Mr. Generous, Mr. Witty and Charming, Mr. Champagne. But there are other labels -- 'chronic alcoholic' (all over the medical notes); 'high risk offender' (in the court record). Goodbye, Mr. Wonderful gives a detailed account of the early stages of recovery from alcoholism. From his admittance into hospital to his life as a writer in the Netherlands, McCully offers a detailed and often analytical reflection on ...
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Goodbye, Mr. Wonderful: Alcoholism, Addiction and Early Recovery

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Alcohol thought Chris McCully was Mr. Wonderful. When Chris was drinking, he sometimes thought so too -- Mr. Generous, Mr. Witty and Charming, Mr. Champagne. But there are other labels -- 'chronic alcoholic' (all over the medical notes); 'high risk offender' (in the court record). Goodbye, Mr. Wonderful gives a detailed account of the early stages of recovery from alcoholism. From his admittance into hospital to his life as a writer in the Netherlands, McCully offers a detailed and often analytical reflection on what it feels like to be a recovering alcoholic. There is no cure for alcoholism, but there is daily management, and there is hope. This is a book for anyone who wishes to understand, or wishes that someone else could understand, the process of healing from addiction.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781843102656
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
About This Book 11
Journal entires 1-2: December 1999 15
2002 Retrospective: The Hospital 21
Journal entries 3-10: February to March 2000 29
2002 Retrospective: The Simplification 46
Journal entries 11-20: March to April 2000 51
2002 Retrospective: The Loneliness of Gratitude 74
Journal entries 21-32: April to July 2000 78
2003 Retrospective 'The Slush-Fund' 105
Journal entry 33: 17 July 2000 (with 2003 Retrospective) 108
Journal entries 34-59: July 2000 to April 2001 111
2002 Retrospective: The Changes 172
Journal entries 60-61: April 2001 179
2003 Retrospective: Some Diagnostics of Alcoholism 184
Journal entries 62-64: April to May 2001 187
2002 Retrospective: A Symptom of Something Deeper 193
Journal entries 65-72: June to October 2001 202
Appendix 1 'Crate Britain--Shock Report Warns We're Nation of Boozers' from the Sun (UK Daily Tabloid), Friday 13 June 2003 222
Appendix 2 News of a Relapse 224
Appendix 3 'Alcoholism, Genetics, and National Socialism' Chris Mccully with Monika Schmid 226
Some Reading 231
Index 233
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